While it doesn’t feel like it, it really is finally fall and there are many things to be celebrated. Wouldn’t it be a good time to add a new furry family member? Maybe a senior pet who deserves to be loved and taken care of. November celebrates adoption of senior pets. Is there room in your heart and home?
Why adopt an older animal? Isn’t that setting yourself up for sickness and sadness? Not necessarily. No one can make guarantees, but age is not an illness and there are a great number of benefits from adopting an older dog or cat.
Most older pets end up in shelters, with rescue groups or are abandoned as a function of their age. Their former owners may have been impacted by illness or financial difficulties while others cast the aging pet aside because they tired of taking care of them.
Sadly, because of age bias, these older pets are more likely to face euthanasia in the shelter system because adopters overlook them in favor of puppies and kittens.
So, if there is room in your heart and home, consider visiting a local shelter or rescue group today or soon to find one of these special pets waiting for love.
Denver Dumb Friends League – www.ddfl.org
Foothills Animal Shelter – www.foothillsanimalshelter.com
The Senior Dogs Project – www.srdogs.com
— Dr. Margot Vahrenwald, ASVJ